‘Grandparent scam’ is reappearing in some areas of West Virginia

Attorney Patrick Morrisey urges West Virginians to be on guard for the so-called “Grandparent Scam,” in which a person calls and pretends to be a grandchild who needs money for bail, medical treatment or other emergency. “This scam originally popped up last fall and is making its way back into the region this summer,” Morrisey said. “Scammers More...

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The BASE FOR the new sign at the Durbin Library/Community Center is being built  with bricks from the old Durbin Graded School. Volunteers Jason Bauserman and Larry Hiner are the designers and constructors of the project. S. Stewart photo
By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Familiar bricks used in Durbin Library sign

The BASE FOR the new sign at the Durbin Library/Community Center is being built with bricks from the old Durbin Graded School. Volunteers Jason Bauserman and Larry Hiner are the designers and constructors of More...

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By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Vets to Agriculture coming to Pocahontas County

A new program to help veterans start agriculture-based businesses has generated a lot of interest in other parts of the state, and the program’s founder is coming to Pocahontas County to provide information More...

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By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Franklin man remains a Durbin guy at heart

Keller brothers, Moreau, center, and Ed, with friend and fellow Durbin native Phil Ware. Ed remained in Pocahontas County until 1952, when he moved to Franklin, where he lives now with his wife, Helen. Photos courtesy More...

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By Geoff Hamill On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

VFW focusing on help for local vets

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4595 has launched an initiative to re-energize the local post and increase direct assistance to local vets. During a meeting on July 9, incoming Post Commander Geoff Hamill discussed More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Durbin mayor resigns, recorder to follow suit

After serving three consecutive terms as mayor, Donald Peck resigned the post at the July 8 Durbin Town Council meeting. Peck said he was disappointed in the way the council is enforcing the ordinances that he and More...

By Suzanne Stewart On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

An unexpected connection

In a good, flowing conversation, one story leads to another. And so it is with written stories, as was evidenced again this past week. Friday afternoon, after reading his copy of the July 10 edition of The Pocahontas More...